While trying to install WSS 3.0 SP1 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735839.aspx) the installation get stuck at task 9 of 10 of SharePoint Products and Technology Configuration Wizard. When tried to access the server, encountered the following error:
Server error: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=96177
When look into the “Event Viewer”, found the following error description:
The schema version (188.8.131.52) of the database DATA
DATABASE_NAME on DATABA_SESERVER_NAME is not consistent with the expected database schema version (3.X.X.X) on DATABASE_NAME. Connections to this database from this server have been blocked to avoid data loss. Upgrade the web front end or the content database to ensure that these versions match.
The first thing we did was either remove content database from the web application which are having the error or Detach the database. This doesn’t seem to work. So we run the command
stsadm –o upgrade –inplace –url Central_Administration_URL –forceupgrade
and we were back in the business J.